Film Crews Prepping Pleasant Street for R.I.P.D. Shoot

'No Parking' signs went up this morning warning residents that film crews would be in town on Sept. 2 - Sept. 11.

"No Parking" signs have gone up along Pleasant Street between Cordis Street Avenue and Warren Street -- warning residents that between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Sept. 2 - Sept. 11 a film crew will be in the neighborhood. 

To clear up any confusion: the crew still plans to shoot scenes from from Sept. 12-14. (And parking will be banned then, too.) During the week before, they'll be prepping the area for the shoot, according to Patrick Donovan, who is working with the production company.

But this news came as a surprise to some residents who were anticipating a chance to learn more about the shoot -- and possibly voice concerns -- at a . The council's basic services committee is meeting at 7 p.m. at 20 Devens Street (the Mary Colbert Apartments) and the public is welcome. Donovan says the production company will be there, giving a full rundown of what the shoot will be like.

Crews hope to be working in the neighborhood from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sept. 12-14.

R.I.P.D. is starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. It's a story about cops who have died, but continue fighting crime in the afterlife.

The production company flyered dozens of homes around Pleasant Street in recent weeks and hosted a public meeting in the area on Friday. Donovan said more than 20 people turned out and were generally amenable to the crew's plans.

But the Sept. 7 meeting the Neighborhood Council will mark the first official meeting about the shoot. The council did not meet in July and August.

Jennifer August 31, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Thank you for the update Kristi.
MJ Campbell August 31, 2011 at 06:42 PM
Yes, Kristi, Thank you for the information! What monetary benefits does Charlestown receive for this inconvenience?
Thatsada September 09, 2011 at 05:04 AM
The council is asking for at least $7,500 for this inconvenience. Distribution of this money once this amount is agreed with the production company will be dependent upon the neigborhood association's discretion of those streets affected.
Joseph September 09, 2011 at 01:05 PM
Will the CNC be using this money to pay back the taxpayers after demanding the city remove the bike lanes? Are the CNC's books open to the public? I would love to track this money, as well as see an audit of their books. Someone is getting paid here and it sure as heck isn't us!!
Jimmy G. September 09, 2011 at 01:28 PM
Joe Dont you pay attention to anything else in the neighborhood then those bike lanes? This is just a sampling from last year of "who is getting paid" and if you or if you have kids in any of these organizations Then YOU are getting paid. Mitigation Committee—Peg Bradley reporting: There were 10 CNC members who participated and voted (See score sheet for names of those CNC members participating) Results as follows: Softball $3580 Soccer $4850 Hockey $10,235 Little League $10,250 Lacrosse $10,400 Girl Scouts $5510 Mothers’ Assoc $1945 Historical Soc $4840 Gardens $2650 Parade $4600 Working Theater $11,300 DAT Club $3220 Kennedy Center $14,400 Special Townies $9870 Veterans $3550 Harvest on Vine $3800 Total $105,000 CNC has two more years to distribute mitigation mone
Joseph September 09, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Thanks John, appears they are allocating our tax dollars to these clubs/events/sports - as they should be. I applaud them. What's your point? I thought you said they don’t have the power that we think they do. Right? Not sure how you can make that claim when you list $105k worth of funds being allocated at their discretion. Seems like a lot of power to me. Still doesn't answer why they are demanding money from the production company, as well as wasting our tax dollars demanding the city remove the bike lanes! Harping on that fact, maybe, but their ego got the best of them. And to be honest, these sort of ‘demands’ remind me everything wrong with our local government. You pat my back, I’ll pat yours. Enough is enough already. You want to put lipstick on a pig, go for it…it’s still a pig
Jimmy G. September 10, 2011 at 09:29 PM
They dont have any power ...But they are out there advocating for us and if they can get money from people who use our town then hey.... I have dated worse pigs....
Joseph September 12, 2011 at 02:20 PM
John – You don’t strike me as naïve. If you read what you wrote, you are actually proving my point and agreeing with me. You want to do business in Charlestown, pay us or else. Moving on...
Jimmy G. September 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM
Maybe I am Naive...So i went and re read my post's and I keep missing the part where I say anything about disagreeing with you ???? I was just pointing out facts to you so that you could be informed and maybe other who where unaware of the facts that's all.


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